Rugby Championship

Wallabies slash gap on Boks

2014-09-08 13:25
Heyneke Meyer (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Wallabies' narrow victory over the Springboks in their Rugby Championship Test in Perth on Saturday has seen them move within 0.32 of overtaking Heyneke Myer's men for second spot in the IRB rankings.

The Wallabies, 24-23 winners at the Patersons Stadium has seen them close the gap from 2.15 points to a meagre 0.32.

The All Blacks, convincing 28-9 victors over Argentina, remained on 93.56 points, but as a result of the Springboks' rating dropping, increased their lead atop the standings to a massive 5.12.

Argentina remained in 12th position despite their brave effort in Napier.

Top 12 in the latest IRB standings:

1. New Zealand - 93.56
2. South Africa - 88.42
3. Australia - 88.10
4. England - 85.68
5. Ireland - 83.44
6. Wales - 80.70
7. France - 80.01
8. Scotland - 77.78
9. Samoa - 76.59
10. Japan - 75.39
11. Fiji - 74.56
12. Argentina - 73.98

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